What should have been a routine anti-terror operation in the city of Shchem, now occupied by arab terrorists has turned into an international focus claiming it as an example Israel’s “brutal occupation.”
It is reported that in the IDF’s attempt to arrest terror suspect Hussam Bassam Isleem, a gunfight broke out between IDF forces and arab terrorists belonging to the Lions Den group. In total 11 arabs were killed – most of them terrorists, while the others were killed in the crossfire as the IDF found themselves fighting terrorists that purposely used civilians as shields.
The aftermath of the battle has seen wall to wall condemnation of Israel by the International Community – most notably America.
US State Department spokesman Ned Price responded to the raid by saying that the Biden administration “is extremely concerned by the levels of violence in Israel and the West Bank” following today’s IDF counter-terrorism raid in the Nablus in which “10 Palestinians, including both militants and civilian bystanders, were killed and over 100 were injured.”
“We wish a speedy recovery to those injured and our hearts go out to the families of the innocent bystanders who were killed today,” Price added.
“We recognize the very real security concerns facing Israel. At the same time, we are deeply concerned by the large number of injuries and the loss of civilian lives,” continued Price.
“We had productive conversations in recent days with the parties and with US regional partners in support of efforts to prevent further violence. We are deeply concerned that the impact of today’s raid could set back efforts aimed at restoring calm for both Israelis and Palestinians.”
“Today’s events further underscore the urgent need for both sides to work together to improve the security situation in the West Bank. We also call on all parties to desist from actions, such as incitement to violence, evictions of families from their homes, demolitions, settlement advancements and the legalization of outposts. Israelis and Palestinians equally deserve to live in safety and security,” Price said.
Meanwhile Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Jordan slammed the raid. Saudi Arabia went as far as to say that the raid was a “serious violation of international law.”
Most notable Bahrain, UAE, and Morocco have refrained from commenting – a clear byproduct of the Abraham Accords